Friday, August 24, 2007

Why, Thank You!

I am laying here, in my bed, running my tongue over my teeth. You know you have bad morning breath when you can feel how stinky it's gonna be. I mentally reflect on the irony of morning breath. Why is it that my morning breath is always worse on the morning after a really good night time brushing, flossing, and Listerining? I have heard that chewing sugar free gum is the best way to keep your mouth clean, but I tried the whole Chew-your-gum while-you-sleep trick when I was seven, and it didn't end well. I get up to rebrush my teeth... WOHHHHAAAAA!!! Yikes! I know better than to rush at a mirror first thing in the morning. What was I thinking? I love my new short hair, but you should see the freaky bed head reflecting back at me in the mirror every morning now. I step on the scale, trying to hear the FLY lady in my head saying, "Your weight is not a reflection of who you are, it is just a number." I wish my scale was still in preschool and couldn't count so high. Now I sit down to my computer and reflect upon my yesterday, hoping to remember something bloggable. Que es eso? Surprise surprise! My good friend that people rightly call An EtraOrdinary Mom has awarded me a beautiful button and the Blogger Reflection Award. I somehow managed to meet the lovely criteria which is:

This award should make you reflect on five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. Five Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy... of knowing them and being blessed by them.

Thank you Lucy, though I think you meet the criteria FAR better than I do (I can't award it right back to you, can I?). You have started my day with a smile and a warm feeling inside =).
I am now supposed to award this to 5 others. This will demonstrate how small my blogging world is because I will probably award the same people that I tag for memes.

Well, I am sure I am breaking a major Blog Award rule but
An Ordinary Mom really would be my first choice for this award. Lucy is constantly reading, learning, sharing what she learns, and always makes every bad situation turn into a happy ending. I love her honesty and willingness to share personal trials on her blog. She is human, but I think she is perfect in her imperfections. I always go to her blog to learn, contemplate, and to come away feeling better about life.

Cellista, I know I always tag you with memes but I love picking the brains of people like you. you set such a good example for me as far as being a mom and a homeschooler. You have often made me reflect upon my own mothering habits and homeschool goals and I will always read your blog for those.

Misty of
Living in Spin Cycle because she has so much fun with her kids. The way she talks about her kids makes me turn of my computer and go play with mine, and that really deserves an award.

And Rachel from
Left Handed because she makes me think. AND she is an artist which always makes me think. AND she is still living the life of a young woman. Technically I am still young, I just live an older life, so I like reading the blogs of people around my age who are still living young. It helps me to act my age =)

I'm supposed to have a fifth but she doesn't have a blog. I would award it to my sister Jenni. Everyday she helps me through my silly problems, keeps me sane, and reminds me WHY we are always trying to do better. I always end our conversations with something new to think about through my day. THANKS SIS!!!

And now I will also do a meme that I was tagged with by Cellista (it's only fair).
4 Jobs I've had:
1. Waitress and potato peeler at Big Jud's Diner
2. Sandwich maker and floor mopper at Blimpies Sub and Salads
3. Greasy Girl at Schucks Auto Supply
4. I also spent 6 hours as a telemarketer. I still feel like I should write apology letters to the people I called.

4 places I have lived:
1. Rigby Idaho
2. Saratoga Springs N.Y.
3. Boise, Idaho
4. Seattle, WA

4 countries that I have been to on vacation: I hereby change this one to 4 crazy dreams I still hold onto:
1. To make custom designer jeans.
2. Starting a restaurant
3. Becoming a marriage counselor
4. Writing something and having it published

4 of my favorite foods: (these are random favorites)
1. White chocolate macadamia nut cookies from Subway
2. Breyers Sarah Lee Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream
3. Vegetables. Every meal must have them. Meat, bread, cheese, oil, they only accompany the vegetable, it is the vegetable that MAKES the meal.
4. Coleslaw. I LOVE good coleslaw!

4 places I would rather be right now: (it isn't so much where you go, but what you do when you get there)
1. Running around my block
2. Eating at Bahama Breeze (if you ever go there, call me so I can tell you what to order)
3. Jet Skiing on Lake Chelan
4. Sitting in my Grandpa's living room, just shooting the breeze and trading gibes

4 people I'm tagging:
I'm leaving this one open to anyone else that wants to play along (let me know if you do)


Misty said...

An award! How fun! What do I do with it? That's being a blogging newbie for ya! Thank you for your kind words, that made me smile today.

PS: Bear's face - - it gets me, too! He's a cutie pie, that's for sure!

Rachel said...

Wow, thank you! I'm flattered. I like being thought of as young. Likewise, I like reading about the "older life" and getting some insight into what it is like to live in a world where I have more than my own wants and needs to consider.

Misty said...

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support. It's an awful thing to feel alone, and I've been waiting for the right time to put it out there. I felt good about what I had to say, and was careful not to say too much about my adoptive home. I, well, we - my brother, sister, and I were all abused there - - - physically and verbally. I was unable to nurse my children because of feelings from my molestation - - but it's how I was taught so many years from my adoptive parents- - the anger and the cruelness, the with holding of love, that has been even more hard for me to over come. I hate, in myself, the patterned instinct to lash out and be mean.... I've had to work, and still work very hard to be kind and patient. It's my largest struggle yet. Thank goodness for the gospel, I was baptized LDS at age 17. It's been my saving grace. It has tamed my fierce side, and replaced a lot of my feelings with a equally fierce love and protection towards my children. Oh how I love them, every part of them. We were meant to be together.

Daydream Believer said...

Hi, Thanks for your comment to my blog (Inside My Head). I've never seen a real life Good Humor Variety Pack, but I'm gonna start looking! When I was a kid, the Good Humor truck used to come by to our weekend country house. My dad would get a toasted almond, I'd get a strawberry shortcake, and my brother would get a bomb pop. Thanks for the memories! I like your blog and funny outlook on life.

An Ordinary Mom said...

You can break any blog award rule you like ... thanks for the kind words! You made my year!